Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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Christina Moctezuma


It is so good. I make this recipe every Thanksgiving, birthday or special occasion as it may occur.

★★★★★ 1 vote
One or many, depends on appetite!
10 Min
1 Hr


5 c
elbow macaroni, cooked
8 Tbsp
8 Tbsp
white flour
2 c
whole milk
8 oz
heavy whipping cream
10 oz
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 oz
frank's red hot sauce
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper

How to Make Baked Macaroni & Cheese


  • 1Melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Do not allow butter to brown.
  • 2Once all the butter has melted, add the flour and stir continuously. Do NOT allow the flour mixture (roux) to brown. You must stir continuously. A wire whisk is best for this task.
  • 3You are creating a roux! This is a basic sauce that can be used for different purposes. Here, it will be the basis of a delicious cheese sauce.
  • 4Once the rawness of the flour has been cooked off, you will add the two cups of whole milk, whisking continuously.
  • 5Once the milk has combined thoroughly with the flour mixture, add the following ingredients: heavy whipping cream, salt and cracked black pepper.
  • 6Your roux will begin to thicken, continue whisking continuously. You want to avoid any lumps, and the vigorous whisking will help you avoid this.
  • 7Once the mixture has thickened, add the Frank's red hot sauce and 6 of the 8 ounces of shredded cheese. Remove from heat immediately, and continue whisking until the cheddar has melted.
  • 8In a large baking pan (glass or metal is fine), put the cooked macaroni on the bottom, then cover

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About Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides